Pergolas can be a welcome respite from a midday summer sun. At its heart, the pergola is simple: Made of sturdy boards and crossbeams, it’s touched up with lattice and sometimes vines. With the right materials and guidance, they’re easy to build. A pergola is a garden structure that is primarily designed to create shade. Traditional pergolas make shaded walkways, sometimes between two garden walls, or a sheltered area next, to a building. They can also serve as freestanding structures providing protection from the sun over a garden terrace. For today, we gather a great collection of 50 Pergola Design Ideas To Design Your Perfect Wooden Pergola.
Wooden pergolas were common features of Italian Renaissance gardens, often covering walkways or serving as grape arbors. Today, the same design can be used to define a passageway or frame a focal point in your yard. Add a climbing plant such as wisteria or, yes, grapevines, and your pergola will provide color and shade as well. Nowadays wooden pergolas that extend from the side of a building to a feature, such as a terrace or a swimming pool, are extremely popular. Enjoy!